Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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of the . We then should have a shield to protect us from foreign foes. We could then make our own laws for our own government and would be shielded by the constitution of the untill we are strong enough to take care of ourselves. Should we go to there is the same blood runs there as here and the same feelings of opposition to the truth would soon manifest themselves. We will find mobocrats there. The people of that country are of the Catholic faith. The reason why the Catholics have manifested a feeling of sympathy for us is because they are persecuted and oppressed similar to what we are, but let us go to that country where the Catholic feelings and principles prevail and they will soon show us their power and enmity. Now would [p. [144]]
of the . We then should have a shield to protect us from foreign foes. We could then make our own laws for our own government and would be shielded by the constitution of the untill we are strong enough to take care of ourselves. Should we go to there is the same blood runs there as here and the same feelings of opposition to the truth would soon manifest themselves. We will find mobocrats there. The people of that country are of the Catholic faith. The reason why the Catholics have manifested a feeling of sympathy for us is because they are persecuted and oppressed similar to what we are, but let us go to that country where the Catholic feelings and principles prevail and they will soon show us their power and enmity. Now would [p. [144]]
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